Walton on the Naze, Essex
The setting for Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, Walton on the Naze is a fascinating place to visit. The sandy beach and longest sea bound pier in Europe (2600 feet long) provide all the traditional beach activities, the cliff walks are interesting for their geology.
Something different for the children is fossil hunting in the clay below Red Crag Cliffs at low tide, who can be first to find a fossilised shark tooth!
Walton on the Naze also has a traditional seaside pier.
Walton on the Naze's Local Attractions
The Naze Tower is dramatically situated on cliffs at the Naze, an attractive natural headland stretching northwards from the seaside town of Walton-on-the-Naze into the North Sea. Over eight floors it houses an art gallery, a museum on the Tower and Naze, tea rooms and a roof viewing platform with spectacular panoramic views.